We’re pleased to congratulate Phoebe Lam on completing her ARE exams and earning her California Architecture License. Phoebe is excited to reach this milestone, and has a few suggestions for designers studying for ARE exams: “Complete your exams within a timeframe of 16 months – just power through. Do it… Read more

In our continuous quest for a happy, effective workplace, our team took the Everything DiSC Workplace assessment this summer. Results from the DiSC survey are designed to help people understand themselves and how to work with others better. And we scored a big fat “C!” As mediocre as this may… Read more

We’re pleased to congratulate Sheldon Eaton on earning his California Architect License and LEED certificate. Just four years out of school, Sheldon reached both of these career milestones very quickly, and has a few suggestions for designers who are studying for their exams: WDA: How long did it take for… Read more

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Gustavo Bermudez to Job Captain. In his new role, Gustavo’s growing skill set will continue to benefit our dynamic Residential Practice. “In the short amount of time Gustavo has been with WDA, his design and leadership skills have really stood out. He always… Read more

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California Home + Design features our collaboration with interior designer, Denise Maloney, to transform the lower level of a Ashbury Heights home into a welcoming family area. Story by Abigail Stone, and Photography by David Duncan Livingston.

Congratulations to the students who participated in MenloHacks II this spring! A hackathon run by the students at Menlo School, MenloHacks gives aspiring high school programmers the opportunity to learn from each other and industry mentors. Students come from schools all around the Bay Area, and some traveled from as… Read more

We’ve relaunched our website! Take it for a spin, get click happy, enjoy. Updated from top to bottom, our new site is designed to improve user experience, showcase our expertise, and be more mobile-friendly. Many thanks to Catherine at Straightforward for her creative, insightful guidance, the Mangrove group for their wizardry in WordPress, and… Read more

Happy New Year! To celebrate the New Year, we asked the WDA team to share some of their strength-based goals for 2017. These goals are designed to reflect on skills our team members already possess and are working to further develop. We hope you’ll enjoy this insight on what drives… Read more

William Duff Architects (WDA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Westover to Partner. Westover will remain responsible for managing WDA’s residential practice, signing architectural drawings and actively participating in management of overall firm operations. He is the first Partner to be named in the 18 years since William… Read more

Two of our team members, Sheldon Eaton and Alyssa Miller, recently heard Bjarke Ingles speak at a City Arts & Lectures event. Founder of BIG, Bjarke is known for combining the practical with the fantastical.

We are proud to announce our re-certification as a San Francisco Green Business! Run by SF Environment, the program helps businesses implement sustainable and profitable environmental practices. Program members must re-apply every three years to ensure they remain compliant. To comply, we met strict environmental standards for waste reduction, water… Read more